Softball enters ODAC tournament as No. 3 seed

Leslie Bourgeois hits a softball.
Leslie Bourgeois swings at a pitch.

Forest, Va. -- Lynchburg College's softball team will carry the No. 3 seed into this weekend's Old Dominion Athletic Conference tournament, the league announced Monday evening.

The Hornets will take on sixth-seeded Eastern Mennonite in their first tournament game at 2 p.m. Friday, April 27 on Field 3 of the James I. Moyer Sports Complex in Salem, Va. Lynchburg brings a 28-10 overall record and a 12-6 mark in conference play to the tournament, the the Hornets are riding a seven-game win streak after a pair of doubleheader sweeps over the weekend.

Defending national champion Virginia Wesleyan leads the field as the top seed, followed by No. 2-seed Randolph-Macon. Roanoke, Emory & Henry, Eastern Mennonite, Randolph, and Guilford round out the eight-team field.

The tournament will be played in double-elimination format. Lynchburg is guaranteed two games Friday. The first-round winner between the Hornets and Royals will play the winner of Randolph-Macon and Randolph at 7 p.m. on Field 3 Friday. The loser will play the loser of that matchup at 5 p.m. on Field 3. LC went 2-2 in tournament play a season ago.

The Hornets have won six ODAC championships in program history, last hoisting the trophy in 2009.

 

2018 ODAC SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT

James I. Moyer Sports Complex - Salem, Va.

Friday, April 27

Game 1: No. 1 Virginia Wesleyan vs. No. 8 Guilford - Field 1 - Noon

Game 2: No. 4 Roanoke vs. No. 5 Emory & Henry - Field 3 - Noon

Game 3: No. 2 Randolph-Macon vs. No. 7 Randolph - Field 1 - 2 p.m.

Game 4: No. 3 Lynchburg vs. No. 6 Eastern Mennonite - Field 3 - 2 p.m.

Game 5: Loser G1 vs. Loser G2 - Field 1 - 5 p.m.

Game 6: Loser G3 vs. Loser G4 - Field 3 - 5 p.m.

Game 7: Winner G1 vs. Winner G2 - Field 1 - 7 p.m.

Game 8: Winner G3 vs. Winner G4 - Field 3 - 7 p.m.

Saturday, April 28

Game 9: Winner G5 vs. Loser G8 - Field 1 - 11 a.m.

Game 10: Winner G6 vs. Loser G7 - Field 3 - 11 a.m.

Game 11: Winner G7 vs. Winner G8 - Field 1 - 2 p.m.

Game 12: Winner G9 vs. Winner G10 - Field 1 - 5 p.m.

Game 13: Winner G12 vs. Loser G11 - Field 1 - 8 p.m.

Sunday, April 29

Championship Game

Game 14: Winner G11 vs. Winner G13 - Field 1 - 1 p.m.

If necessary...

Game 15: Rematch of Game 14 - Field 1 - 4 p.m.

Games 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10 played on Field 3.  All other games on Field 1.

--LC--